Country singer Alan Jackson’s wife, Denise, says: “Yes, we have wealth, fame, fortune; from the outside we have it all. But all that stuff does not bring joy, contentment, happiness or fulfillment.” You can see their house in the video below called, "You Can Live in a House without Curtains," with lyrics that say, "but you can't hide the heartache inside."
They knew something of heartache. They were high school sweethearts and married young. Alan became rich and famous and cheated on her. In 1997 they separated. But Jesus was going to come into the situation and change everything because Jesus is great at coming into hopeless situations and turning them around. And he did. The result was a restored marriage, a new life and now a new book by Denise called, "It's All About Him (Jesus!)"
Here's a snippet from and Associated Press article about their marriage:
"NEW YORK (AP) -- Denise Jackson knew that her marriage to Alan Jackson wasn't perfect. She was too needy and insecure in the relationship, and he was on the road a lot, becoming one of country's biggest superstars. Denise Jackson's marriage to Alan Jackson was crumbling until she turned to God. Still, she wasn't prepared for the shock she got in 1998, shortly after the birth of their third child, when Jackson -- her sweetheart since their teen years -- told her that he didn't want to be in the marriage anymore. Hurt and disillusioned, she tried everything to get him back, and turned to prayer.
A revelation came one day when a friend told her she wouldn't pray for Alan Jackson to come back, but instead, would pray for Denise Jackson to become the woman that God intended her to be. From that day on, Denise Jackson began to reassess the role God played in her life -- and, instead of focusing on how to repair her relationship with her husband, put her efforts into rebuilding her relationship with God. In the end, she says, becoming closer to God helped her become closer to her husband -- and save her marriage."
Read an interview with Denise and Alan Jackson with Alan singing the song he wrote for his wife's book, "It's all about Him!" Which is really cool, because his wife said it 'used to be all about Alan, and now it's all about Him (Jesus!)"
Here's a video of their home. Enjoy!